health

Remembering Nutritional Analysis In The Wound Care Patient

April 23, 2014

While attending a conference a few weeks ago, I ran into a colleague whose passion and expertise, like mine, is wound care.

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Rates of diabetes-related health problems are on the decline

April 22, 2014

Left untreated, people suffering from diabetes can start to experience health complications in major organs, including the heart, blood vessels, nerves, eyes, and kidneys.

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What Should You Expect From Your Employees?

April 9, 2014

I have had a number of requests for me to discuss the qualities that define an exceptional staff person. The following is an excerpt taken from our SOS Employee Manual and clearly outlines employees’ behavioral expectations. Feel free to include it as part of your handbook.

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Exchange enrollment exceeds expectations, but too early to determine impact

April 8, 2014

The Obama administration’s last-ditch efforts to get people to sign up for insurance through the insurance exchanges paid off as the total enrollment numbers exceeded 7 million by the March 31 open enrollment deadline. The enrollment data surprised nearly everyone. Just weeks before the deadline, the Congressional Budget Office revised its estimate of new enrollees down to 6 million.

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Study shows it’s way too easy to get a prescription for narcotics

April 8, 2014

A new study published in the April 2014 issue of the journal Medical Care highlights a troubling reality of today’s healthcare landscape: Too often, doctors prescribe potentially dangerous medications to patients who shouldn’t be getting them, and what they prescribe is influenced by the pills patients ask for.

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Apex T2000 
Footwear

March 27, 2014

Apex Foot Health & Wellness, a division of Aetrex Worldwide, announces the launch of the Apex T2000. This new addition to the Stretchables Collection is designed to limit stress in the areas of the foot that are most susceptible to pain. The T2000 includes a single hook and loop strap style that offers adjustability and allows easy entry, even for problem feet

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Checklists as effective, important as ever

March 25, 2014

Doctors introduced the concept of checklists to the healthcare setting to prevent errors, especially for staff that are often fatigued and distracted. Checklists now play a large part in reducing healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), Kay Temple wrote in an Infection Control Today article.

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Translation and Validation of the Chinese Cardiff Wound Impact Schedule

March 21, 2014

The objectives of the study were to translate the Cardiff Wound Impact Schedule (CWIS), a disease-specific quality-of-life measure, into Chinese, and to evaluate its psychometric properties. The CWIS went through the full linguistic translation process and was evaluated in patients with current diabetic foot ulcers (DFU)

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Reducing Major Lower Extremity Amputations After the Introduction of a Multidisciplinary Team for the Diabetic Foot

March 21, 2014

We analyzed the incidence of lower extremity amputations (LEAs) in the 3rd Health Care Area of Madrid before and after the March 2008 introduction of a multidisciplinary team for managing diabetic foot disease.

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Pharmacological Evaluation and Chemical Standardization of an Ayurvedic Formulation for Wound Healing Activity

March 21, 2014

Wound healing is a topic of substantial prominence in Ayurveda, the Indian traditional system of medicine.

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